Honored American Veterans Afield Supports Two Combat Heroes
Longmeadow, MA 7/29/2011 – Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) and FMG Publications sponsored two American Heroes from Ft. Campbell at the annual Shooting Industry Masters event in Park City, KY on July 22-23, 2011. These disabled soldiers were greeted with a 2-minute standing ovation by over 350 participants from the shooting industry who understand how their service and sacrifice exemplifies the commitment to freedom that America’s military personnel show every day. These soldiers represented the hundreds of veterans that HAVA serves each year and exhibited the joy that HAVA activities brings to these American heroes as they begin to rebuild their lives after their service and considerable personal sacrifice.
Representing the Army on the HAVA team was SSG David Jacks, a 22-year veteran of 4 combat tours including Desert Storm in 1991 and Baghdad in 2005 who has won a Purple Heart and the Army Medal for Valor among other awards. And Captain Matt Moser of the 101st Airborne Division who suffered severe vertebrae damage while commanding convoys in Iraq – and now is in remission from cancer after numerous operations and several rounds of chemotherapy.
“HAVA was honored to feature two highly decorated Army combat veterans on our Shooting Industry Masters team to demonstrate to the industry that the HAVA mission delivers tremendous benefits to real American heroes,” said Tom Taylor, HAVA Chairman. “Our sponsors know the value of our work in providing hunting and shooting opportunities to disabled veterans, and we invite all shooting industry companies to participate in this important work.”
HAVA is a 501[c]3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting sports and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, Yamaha, Crimson Trace, Leupold & Stevens, Surefire, Mossberg, Hornady, FMG Publications and the NRA among numerous contributing companies. Those companies who would like to learn more about the HAVA mission can do so at www.honoredveterans.orgThis entry was posted in Latest Outdoor News, Military, Uncategorized by kevinr and comments are closed.